Head of Music and Media Metadata Librarian (full-time)
La Jolla, CA USA
December 08, 2023
Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, the campus, and the University Library. If interested, please register using the links provided:
Information Session @ Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 9-10AM PST:
Information Session @ Friday, November 17, 2023 at 12:30-1:30PM PST:
The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for this position. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Aislinn Sotelo, Director of Metadata Services (email@example.com).
Head of Music and Media Metadata Librarian
Metadata Services Program
The University of California, San Diego Library seeks motivated, creative and collaborative applicants to join the Library as Head of the Music & Media Metadata Unit in the Metadata Services Program. This position will provide metadata expertise and oversight for musical scores, audio, and visual materials from a wide variety of disciplines.
Responsibilities of the Position
Reporting to the Program Director for Metadata Services (MS), the Head of Music & Media Metadata Librarian (M3) plays an important role in providing access and facilitating discovery to the Library’s music and media print, electronic and digital collections. The Head of M3 will directly supervise one Metadata Specialist with the potential to fill further vacancies in the unit. The Head of M3 will oversee, create and manipulate bibliographic and authority metadata through original, complex copy and batch cataloging for musical scores and media. This position will actively participate in digital projects through the creation and manipulation of music and media specific metadata and serve as a metadata consultant for data providers (e.g. The Dept. of Music). The Head of M3 will actively collaborate with data providers for digital projects and work closely with the Music and Media Librarian responsible for collection development to accomplish shared strategic collection and access goals. The Head of M3 will possess and continue to develop expertise in metadata best practices, emerging trends, technologies and tools and recommend their adoption if they further Library, M3 and MS goals. As part of the MS Unit Heads Group, this position shares management responsibility for the Metadata Services Program. As a librarian, this position would be expected to be professionally active to further the profession, and contribute to the progression of the Metadata Services Program.
• Catalogs and has primary responsibility for coordinating and supervising Music and Media cataloging (original, copy, and batch processing of physical and electronic audio, moving image and notated music).
• Contributes authority records to NACO and creates bibliographic records for BIBCO.
• Coordinates and manages the development and implementation of metadata strategies that support the discovery of the Library’s music and media collections.
• Supervises, trains, and sets direction for Music & Media Unit metadata staff and students.
• Leads the unit to investigate, experiment with, and implement new approaches and/or batch processes for creating and manipulating bibliographic and authority data, including extended and creative uses of metadata.
• Shares leadership, strategic direction and management responsibility for the Metadata Services Program (MS) as part of the MS Unit Heads Group.
• Integrates and coordinates descriptive metadata practices across databases of record and information systems.
• Provides intellectual leadership and contributes nationally to the development of emerging cataloging standards and maintains currency with issues in bibliographic and authority control, information organization, and metadata encoding standards.
• Participates in the creation and development of Metadata Services Program priorities, policies, procedures, and goals.
• Works collaboratively with public services and collections staff to prioritize and create appropriate access to library materials.
• Serves on Library-wide, Campus-wide, and/or UC System-wide committees.
The Metadata Services Program (MS) connects our community to intellectual and creative content by analyzing, describing and organizing resources in ways that promote discovery. We create and manage metadata for tangible resources and digital objects, with special attention to materials unique to UC San Diego, its interests, and its context. We provide services in four core areas: metadata services (for both digital and tangible objects), database management, maintenance, and synchronization, and system-wide collection services. MS routinely collaborates with several programs in the Library including the Research Data Curation, Scholarship Tools & Methods, Special Collections & Archives, Collection Development & Management and Content Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, as well as across the UC Libraries. We value innovation and collaboration and routinely contribute to large-scale national initiatives such as the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and Linked Data for Production (LD4P). The UC San Diego Library was one of the pioneers in developing a linked data based DAMS and MS continues our linked data efforts by utilizing and exploring VIAF, FAST, LCNAF, LCSH, Wikidata, ISNI and Geonames. The Music and Media Metadata Unit provides access to digital and tangible materials in audio, moving image and notated music formats, and focuses on the specialized requirements of these materials.
Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego offers flexible work options such as flextime or compressed workweeks, and worksite flexibility. This position will start with a hybrid schedule with a combination of onsite and remote work. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. To foster the best possible working and learning environment, all library staff at UC San Diego strive to cultivate a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. For more information, please review the UC San Diego Principles of Community. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations network.
About the University
With a current enrollment of more than 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world.
The University of California, San Diego is recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and has consistently been ranked as the top college in the nation by Washington Monthly in terms of its public contributions to the nation. UC San Diego attracts $1 billion annually in research funding and is among the top ten universities in the nation in terms of its federal research funding.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
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